Wine Rioja DOC Allende blanco 2006
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The wine has a golden straw color with a beautiful shine.
The wine has a very concentrated taste with a long aftertaste stunning.
The wine has a scent with notes of honeysuckle, butter, peach and citrus.
Wine is in and of itself, and as an aperitif and as a complement to fish or poultry.
Allende Blanco wine is made from grapes that are picked by hand in early October, the fermentation is carried out in neutral vessels, then the wine is aged in the same barrels that winemakers use Montrachet. Awards and rankings wine Allende Blanco: 2000: Guia Proensa 2003 - 88 points, Guia Penin de Los Vinos de Espagna 2003 - 85 points.
In 1986, Miguel Angel de Gregorio began to acquire small plots of vineyards with old vines in Briones, which he learned at the time was engaged in winemaking in Breton. Miguel left Breton in 1995 and together with his sister Mercedes founded a new estate of 25 hectares. The winery Finca Allende has released its first wine - Allende DOC in 1995, Aurus in 1996 and Calvario in 1999. Since the first appearance of these wines regularly receive awards and are among the most respected wines of Rioja.
Allende in Spanish means "future", and this word is an expression of the philosophy of the economy.
Vineyards farms are located at an altitude of 480- 560 meters above sea level in Briones (La Rioja Alta). Winery and cellar are located in the square Briones Ibarra in an ancient palace, built in the XVI century. Family Gregorio completely restored building, making it an emblem of medieval Castilian lion image that can be seen also on the labels of wine farms.
Briones land stretching along the edge of the valley of Ebro and have a hilly surface. Continental climate, the north-eastern exposure vineyards and rich soil make perfect conditions for ripening grapes. The total area of vineyards Finca Allende is 36 hectares, the main cultivated variety is Tempranillo, it covers an area of 34.5 hectares, the remaining 1.5 hectares are planted with grapes Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Malvasia. Miguel is based on a systematic approach to winemaking and grape growing. He spent 10 years studying 92 separate areas of their vineyards. In the vineyards do not use fertilizers. The grapes are harvested by hand and passes strict selection. Selected bunches are separated by ridges, after fermentation, the wine is moved into barriques, where the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in French oak barrels Allier (96%) and American oak Virginia (4%), a third barrel is updated annually. Waiting time is 10 - 15 months depending on the vintage, in the process of aging wine twice removed from the sediment.